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Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:42 am
by B32dominator
Finally tracked down a folding bayonet that cost less than my rifle. Had some surface rust but cleaned up great!

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:46 pm
by joe7170
I picked one up in very nice shape on ebay a few month ago minus the scabbard, for $130. I figured it lives on the rifle, the scabbard didn't matter.

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:11 am
by marysdad
Nice bayonet. Really nice rifle too.

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:43 pm
by lacey
Very cool.

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:06 pm
by Zeliard
Congrats!

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:40 am
by CDFingers
Neat. I had one as a kid without the scabbard, and it disappeared one day. I suspect my mom was worried

CDFingers

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:12 pm
by wybuffler
I picked one up years ago at a gun show as part of a batch of 5 old /odd bayonets along with a couple of British spike bayonets and oddly enough, a Johnson rifle bayonet. All this for $15.
I had no Idea what I had bought for a year or so until a friend told me what I had. It was just luck mixed with ignorance with no keen observation on my part. I have since improved some.

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:49 am
by toot
you got a relay nice score!

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:30 pm
by Mark AP
I'm not a fan of Italian rifles for the most part but that folding bayonet has always got my attention they are very cool.

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:20 am
by vandle
Not often you find a bayonet dearer than the rifle but this is one of them.

Your Bayo looks to be in great condition.
Does yours have some remaining "plum" finish on it?

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:11 am
by B32dominator
vandle wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:20 am
Not often you find a bayonet dearer than the rifle but this is one of them.

Your Bayo looks to be in great condition.
Does yours have some remaining "plum" finish on it?
Mark AP, I agree for the most part. I got and M38 just to get one of the folding bayonets as the Italian representation in my collection. But I would like to get a long Carcano for comparison, it's a nice shooting rifle.

The blade has just a small amount of the plum finish at the base of the blade. There's is some minor pitting on the blade and there was some surface rust when I bought, but it cleaned up pretty nicely. The condition kept the price down which was nice.

Re: Carcano Folding Bayonet

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:32 pm
by Horsefriend
I'm looking for an unmodified 80/'87 bayonet, round here they seem far rarer than the folders, which are "hen's teeth" themselves